It is almost as difficult to make a man unlearn his errors as his knowledge. Mal-information is more hopeless than non-information; for error is always more busy than ignorance. Ignorance is a blank sheet, on which we may write; but error is a scribbled one, on which we must first erase. Ignorance is contented to stand still with her back to the truth; but error is more presumptuous, and proceeds in the same direction. Ignorance has no light, but error follows a false one. The consequence is, that error, when she retraces her footsteps, has further to go, before she can arrive at the truth, than ignorance. ~ Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)
- "Noli tangere circulos meos !"
( Don't disturb my circles ! )
"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."
~~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854)
Archimedes (talk) 20:00, 21 October 2009 (UTC)